Traditional knowledge for global biodiversity and development goals

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On the 12th July 2021, we showcased the results and outputs of the Darwin Initiative project on traditional knowledge in Guyana in an online event ‘Traditional Knowledge for Global Biodiversity and Development Goals‘.

The aim of the event was to show how the approaches taken in the project can help in: 1) assessing the extent to which traditional knowledge is included in national policies; 2) assessing the state of traditional knowledge and identify solutions to safeguard it; and 3) facilitating dialogue between Indigenous peoples and local communities and decision-makers for knowledge sharing.

There were over 300 registrants and 118 participants at the event from across the world and from government, civil society and academic organisations:

Traditional knowledge Event  
  Participants numbers Countries
Registered 302 55
South America 149 15
North America 19 2
Africa 53 16
Asia 30 9
Australia and Oceania 5 2
Europe 45 11
Attended 118

The event can be watched again here.

A policy brief accompanying the event is available in English and Spanish.

Jay Mistry
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Professor of Geography - Royal Holloway University of London

Jay has more than 22 years’ experience in teaching, researching and building capacity for natural resource management with local communities. Her particular interests include supporting local livelihoods and biodiversity conservation, local environmental governance, action research using participatory video and capacity building for natural resource management.